Jay Bakker and Kristen Becker presents Loosen The Bible Belt
What happens when you put an evangelical minister and a lesbian comedian together in a van? An event for anyone who believes that love and laughter can change the world.
Comedian Kristen Becker (Founder, Dykes of Hazard Comedy) and Pastor Jay Bakker (Founder, Revolution Church, host of This is Radiocast podcast) are teaming up in the name of equality.
Becker, an outspoken lesbian comedian, stumbled across a copy of the documentary One Punk Under God which featured Pastor Bakker and his church, Revolution Ministries. Becker was enthralled with Pastor Bakker’s personal revelation that the LGBT community was unfairly being shut out of the evangelical church.
Seeing his genuine interest in doing what was right and knowing a large percentage of southern friends were raised evangelical, but then shut out of their own churches, Becker reached out to Bakker.
A few Twitter messages and emails later, Loosening the Bible Belt was born.